As you may have heard, Bill Gates has been buying up fields in 18 states and now owns about 242,000 acres of farmland.
He has also long promoted genetically modified products.
But undoubtedly, his most controversial idea has been to call for a complete transition from meat to synthetic, i.e., lab-grown meat.
This “meat” would be based on other fake and unnatural food sources, such as a protein-rich microbe found in a Yellowstone geyser.
Gates always promotes solutions and industries in which he has financial investments, so it is not surprising that he insists that synthetic meat is a necessary strategy to address climate change.
Yes, Gates has co-funded the imitation meat startup Impossible Foods.
The idea is that by eliminating livestock, we would reduce emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas.
However, the notion that livestock is a significant source of methane only applies to animals raised in concentrated animal feeding operations, where they are fed an inappropriate diet of transgenic grains.
This does not apply to grazing animals raised on a species-appropriate diet of grasses.
So, in reality, a much more sustainable and healthy response would be to move away from concentrated animal feeding operations and return to integrated herd management systems, which are an important part of regenerative agriculture, as livestock grazing optimizes soil quality and improves crop quality and quantity.
It should be clear that Gates is not suggesting a slight reduction in meat consumption: he wants us to move to a diet of 100% synthetic beef.
In mid-February 2021, he told Technology Review:
“I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they’re going to make it taste even better over time.”
You may think that this is just a “crazy idea” from Gates and that it is far from being realized, but it is not, and we know that Gates is known for pushing for regulations that change consumer demand.
This is why it would be a curious coincidence that the state of Oregon is now proposing a 2022 general election ballot that would effectively ban the sale and consumption of meat altogether.
The only type of natural meat that could be processed and eaten would be from an animal that has lived at least a quarter of its natural lifespan or died of natural causes, which would mean that the meat is inedible due to age or disease.
Another official source showing that synthetic meat will be forced upon us, whether we want it or not, is the EAT Forum, which describes itself as the “Davos for food.”
The EAT Forum is co-founded by the Wellcome Trust, an organization funded by and strategically linked to GlaxoSmithKline, a vaccine manufacturer in which Gates has shares.
According to Frederic Leroy, professor of biotechnology at the University of Brussels, the EAT Forum is working closely with some of the largest imitation meat companies, including Impossible Foods, to replace healthy, nutritious foods with genetically modified, lab-produced ones.
There is plenty more evidence and connections to show that a global restructuring of our food system is being pushed to eliminate food independence and force people to rely on proprietary synthetic food sources, all under the false banner of climate correction and saving the planet. It is hard to imagine a more nefarious agenda.
We must unite and fight this trend at all levels. We can support local food security and a healthy and safe food system by buying food from local farmers and encouraging them to go organic, biodynamic, or regenerative.
Real food is a necessity for health and must be protected and fought for at all costs.